Workers deserve a living wage
The cost of goods and services continue to rise as wages remain stagnant for workers. The minimum wage is not a "starter wage" as it's opponents like to characterize it as. It is a poverty wage which keeps too many workers having to work multiple jobs just to survive. Often times having to rely on high-interest payday loans to make ends meet. Workers should be able to make enough at one full-time job to survive and the state of Virginia should not make it impossible for localities to raise their minimum wages.
We need a living wage of at least $15 per hour, because it will make a major difference in the lives of low wage workers. No one can survive on $7.25.